After surviving a road accident that nearly claimed his life, American golf legend Tiger Woods began the recovery phase after undergoing surgery in his right leg, but that still doubts about the sporting future.
The chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Anish Mahajan, said Woods underwent surgery to repair “severe bone injuries” to his lower right leg and ankle, including inserting a rod into the shin bone and using a “set of pins and staples” to stabilize his foot. And his ankle.
And his representatives revealed through his personal account on “Twitter” that he “is currently awake, responding, and is recovering in his hospital room.”
But the bad irony is that Woods recently underwent a fifth back surgery, and he said at the time that he was not sure whether he would be able to play in the next Masters tournament, which he won last time in 2019, when he made an amazing comeback from a series of injuries that threatened his career then and overcoming personal problems To win his first major titles since the 2008 US Open.
But this time it appears to be different.
This time, the holder of the 15 major championships will not face the charge of reckless driving, especially since the accident did not include other cars.
Woods, 45, was driving alone Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles suburb on a road notorious for fatal accidents, when his car crashed into the center separation barrier and crossed into the opposite lane, before hitting a tree and capsizing several times.
Woods previously made headlines due to another traffic accident in late 2009 outside his luxurious Florida home, sparking a series of scandalous discoveries that shattered his marriage and caused his image to be tarnished.
Woods later separated from his Swedish wife, Ellen Nordgren, of whom he has two children, after a group of women reported to the media allegations of their relations with the golf legend, which made him a valuable catch for the yellow press around the world.
Woods underwent four back surgeries between 2014 and 2017.
And in May 2017, police stopped him near his home in Florida after he was sleeping behind the wheel of his car.
He claimed that he took a combination of prescription drugs and did not realize they were making him sleepy.
Woods pleaded guilty to a reckless driving charge and was fined with a community service penalty.